Wednesday, February 12, 2014


Well believe it or not it's Wednesday already, and time for join the other's participating, you can click HERE.

1.  What makes love last?  Well, I think it is a lot of things I guess.  Being married for 39 years there are some things I can say I think are important for sure.  Love is a choice.  You decide everyday how you are going act, and what you are going to do.  You don't always "feel" love. Sometimes love is difficult, and sometimes it is the easiest thing in the world. But no matter how you are feeling, love is a decision you make and vow to stick to.  I believe love is an action.  Putting time into any relationship is essential.  Trust, mutual respect, and loyalty are all important.  Honesty, communication, and lots of laughter are all key things too.   It's honestly treating the other person the way you want to be treated. It's being of like minds.  Enjoying the same things, and wanting the same out of life, and at the same time encouraging and leaving room for the other to enjoy what you really don't.  Just being best friends so to speak. I guess for me personally, one of the most important part of my relationship is having Christ at it's center. He has a way of keeping us on track and centered.

2.  The Beatles made the US debut fifty years ago this week.  Are you a fan?  If so, what's your favorite Beatles tune?  Yes, I have always loved the Beatles.  I have MANY favorites.  Some of those might be Can't buy me love, Hey Jude, Michelle, and soo many others that escape me right now.

3.  Valentine's Day - your thoughts?  Do you celebrate in any way?  Do anything special for the people you love?  Expect anything special from the people who love you?  Have ALWAYS loved Valentine's Day and have always celebrated in one way or another.  Some years we have made a big deal out of it, and others years we have kept it very low key.  But it's always celebrated.  When my kids were growing up they always got candy and gift as well.  I started out sending things to my grandkids, but sadly don't always do that anymore.  All in all I think it is a fun day and fun time, but don't have it all that huge I guess.  These days most of ours are pretty low keyed,.

4.  Steak or have to choose.  Now that that's settled, how do you like it?  Totally depends on my mood as I LOVE both.  Right now I am not the least bit hungry so I could go either way. Guess I will go with steak.  And I love mine medium with not a lot of extras.  Bbq'd and juicy soo good.

5.  The Hodgepodge lands on the birthdate (February 12th) of Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States of America.  Lincoln is quoted as saying, "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test his character give him power."  Do you agree?  Why or why not?  I agree.  To have the ability to lead and truly care for others, as someone in authority needs to do, takes a selfless person who is not affected by his power to do so.  Power has a way of going to ones head, and it's the rare person who is unaffected by that I am sad to say.  

6.  Honest Abe's image is featured on the US penny (1 cent coin) so I'm wondering...what do you do with your pennies (or your country's equivalent)?  It's been suggested the US stop making the penny, and two bills have been introduced proposing just that, but neither were approved.  What say you? Honestly, I soo rarely use actual cash anymore for anything I rarely even have much change at all. When I have too much (which I don't remember the last time, lol) we put our change into a jar in the closet on a shelf where hubby eventually turns it in for money when there is a decent amount in the jar.  Haven't given any thought at all to the stopping of the making of pennies. Don't know what I think about that.  

7.  Do you think pop culture deserves serious study?  Serious study?  I guess my answer to that would be while I find it both interesting and entertaining sometimes I don't know that it deserves serious study.I think there is things we can learn from this, but again, don't know if I'd say serious.

8.  Insert your own random thoughts here.  Well right now as I type this my head is full of the fact that I am excited to have my sewing area somewhat re-vamped and re-arranged.  First of all my hubby was able to rig my old sewing cabinet so that it as least holds my machine while I sew for now.  It no longer goes up and down and I have to lift it out and put it on the table to change the bobbin and clean and oil it.  And if I want to add the embroidery attachment it has to be done on the table so it is far from ideal.  But it does buy me time to decide what a more permanent solution might be.  And! my sister Danae came over today to help me out.  She is the mother of the niece I am doing all the sewing for and she wanted to do something for me in return.  Well, one of her strongest skills (and not mine for sure,lol) is organization.  She worked ALL DAY while I sewed away, rearranging my storage drawers and closet full of fabrics and tools and notions and moved a small drawer cabinet next to my sewing machine and everything is soo clean and orderly I am almost afraid to touch it for fear I will mess it up again.  I am almost giddy.  Thank you sooo much Danae!

Hope you are all having a GOOD week.  Blessings to you all!  Debbie


  1. I'm excited for you about the sewing area. There is nothing quite as motivating as a fresh, new, space IMO.

    I loved that quote from Abraham Lincoln and can see the wisdom of his words on a regular basis these days. It isn't just in politics either. I see it when someone gets just a little "man power" in our church. It has caused big problems there a time or two.

    And study pop culture? Seriously? I think we might need to study some ways to nip its raunchy progression in the bud instead.

  2. Great answer and so true to question #1. When we put God first, all things are Great. :) on your new sewing area.

  3. How wonderful that your sewing area is all reorganized and tidy. I wish I had a big enough space that I could organize it. There are disadvantages to downsizing ... but I'm not complaining as I'm thankful to have the space that I do (so thankful we chose to go with a daybed in that bedroom rather than a full-sized bed).

  4. What fun to have your sister help organize. I always think that if it can get organized in the first place, I can keep it that way.

    These responds are interesting. Once my Downton Abbey days are over, I'd like to try one.

  5. I'm stopping by from the Hodgepodge. I don't recall ever visiting here before, but I enjoyed your answers.

    Enjoy your re-vamped sewing area!

  6. I would be giddy too if I could have someone come to my house and help me organize some things...not my strength at all. Glad husband was able to fix the sewing cabinet so it was usable

  7. Oh I love that you had help to fix your sewing area. I bet it will be so nice and your sewing cabinet fixed up.
    I really liked your answer on love.
    It was right on.
    You are always so busy, it is nice to stop in and read your Hodge Podge.

  8. I always love reading your Hodge Podge, Debbie. Maybe I should go over and see what that's all about. Love all of your answers and am especially happy about your sewing area revamp and that you are a Beatles fan. Me, too!
    Have a great rest of the week.

  9. Yay...another "Hey Jude" fan! Love that song! Ooh...your sewing area sounds so nice! No telling what all you'll be able to create now!

  10. I love having an area all clean and organized, but that is something I am not good at either. Hope you enjoy it. I enjoy seeing all your sewing projects. I have a machine, but mostly just use it for repairing things. I'm not a big fan of sewing, but I wish I was, especially when I see the things you make.

    Have a good day.

  11. Don't we love our sisters!!! Such a sweet thing for her to do for you. Enjoyed reading all your answers today, Debbie. Hope you get lots of sewing time this week.

  12. I don't know about you, but I feel so much better when "my space" is organized!
    Love your answer to #1!

  13. I really liked your answer to # 1. I think in some ways we've become a culture that expects to be happy all.the.time. Life just can't be perpetually happy, and making love last means slogging it out thru the good and the bad. Enjoy your organized space!

  14. I like Michelle too! So many Beatles ear worms today! LOL I have a couple friends who have offered to help me clean and organize the house. I’m still trying to stave them off that, but I’m ready to give in and accept the help. Family that hellos with the everyday things really are a blessing!

  15. I'm happy to hear you celebrate Valentine's Day. I love my steak medium too.

  16. I always enjoy Wednesdy Hodgepodge, I agree with you about what makes last! love with God being the center!
    Just loved the Beatles when I was young not so as I got older. Like you valentine's Day has always bee special and like you we celebrate in the same way, this year is going to be a quiet one as we are snowed in. We are blessed to have special sisiters aren't we! I am sure they feel the same about us too! ~wink~
    Always such a blessing to visit with you, Deb, thank you for your condolences for our family.

  17. Love your definition of love :)


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